A new grant is offering employers an easy way to take on apprentices. Over the next ten weeks the National Apprenticeship Service will provide up to 5,000 Apprenticeship Grants for Employers of 16 and 17 year olds (AGE 16 and 17).
The grant of £2,500 is to enable employers to offer 5,000 new Apprenticeship places and take on an unemployed 16 or 17 year old as a new apprentice immediately. The £2,500 grant is in addition to the costs of training which are already met by the National Apprenticeship Service. They particularly want to support small and medium sized employers, who are interested in employing an apprentice for this first time.
How will employers receive the grant?
The payments will be administered by South Kent College, we will manage the payments and paperwork. Employers will receive the grant in two payments – £1,500 when the young person starts their Apprenticeship and all the required paperwork is collected and a further £1,000 after 12 weeks.
If you would like to know more details please contact Loretta Izod on 01303 858419 or your Apprenticeship Training Coordinator.